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As Iran’s third oil tanker sails into the Venezuelan waters to deliver its much-needed gasoline cargo, the Iranian envoy to the South American country dismisses the claims that Tehran has received nine tonnes of gold from Caracas in exchange for the fuel.
An international affairs expert believes it is unlikely the US would take any direct action against Iranian tankers heading to Venezuela, and will rather continue its policies to accuse the Islamic Republic based on unfounded allegations as the presidential election draws near.
After escorting the first Iranian tanker Fortune, the Venezuelan army has released footage of escorting the second vessel, named Forest, carrying gasoline to the fuel-starved country.
The second Iranian oil tanker, named Forest, has entered the Venezuelan waters to deliver its much-needer gasoline cargo.
The first of five tankers carrying Iranian gasoline to Venezuela has arrived in the Latin American country despite the US threats.
An expert on international relations says there is every possibility that US President Donald Trump gets involved in a dangerous game with Iran over the fuel shipment to Venezuela.
The spokesperson for the Iranian administration has warned the United States to refrain from the mistake of taking action against the Iranian oil tankers carrying fuel to Venezuela, saying Tehran has braced itself for the worst-case scenario.
Iran's Foreign Ministry has warned again that the United States will itself bear the responsibility for any foolish act that it could take against Venezuela-headed Iranian fuel tankers, saying Washington cannot come in the way of legitimate trade among independent countries.